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September, 2018 Meeting: “Top Gun” Behind the Scenes
September 27 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Admiral Pete Pettigrew USN (Ret.)
Top Gun (1985) Behind the Scenes
“…you’re making a mistake with that… older man…”
Vietnam War veteran, Rear Admiral Pete “Viper” Pettigrew was a Top Gun instructor and the technical advisor for the Tom Cruise hit Top Gun, as well as being the guy in the bar that Kelly McGillis was sitting with after Maverick’s “You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling”.
RADM Kenneth “Pete” W. Pettigrew is a native of Glencoe, Illinois. He graduated from Stanford University in June 1964, under the Regular NROTC Program with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science. He reported to flight training in November, 1964 and was designated a naval aviator in June 1966.
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